Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Emergency Preparedness CMS Final Rule Discussed with Experts

Dana Halvorson and Erin Prendergast

The California Association of Health Facilities’ (CAHF) director of clinical affairs, Jocelyn Montgomery, and other emergency preparedness experts were interviewed by Steven Ross Johnson of Modern Healthcare for a May 17, 2017, article entitled, “Nursing homes and hospice providers face looming emergency preparedness deadline” on the Emergency Preparedness CMS final rule.  The rule was released on Friday, September 16, 2016, and can be found here.  

CAHF and AHCA have put together a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) and Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (ICF/IID) Emergency Preparedness CMS Final Rule summaries that can be found here.  Providers will need to comply by November 2017.  Members impacted by the rule include SNFs, Nursing Facilities and ICF/IIDs.  This final rule is not applicable to Assisted Living Providers.  AHCA has an Emergency Preparedness Final Rule Webinar Series that can be found here

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